A Lahori citizen, Jawad Ashraf, has filed a petition against Nawaz Sharif at the Lahore High Court. His petition has been officially registered by the court.
Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem attended the hearing. The petition requests to file a case against the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for treason against the state. He made speeches criticizing the government institutes and the judicial system, says the petition.
The judge admitted Jawad Ashraf’s application and said that the Police SHO will file a reply by Friday.
Points Made by Jawad Ashraf
The petitioner, Jawad Ashraf, highlighted that after Nawaz Sharif’s fair disqualification he started a rally from Islamabad to Lahore where he criticized and made anti-judiciary remarks. His hate-speech against the state encouraged the citizens to follow the same accord causing unrest and confusion among the people of Pakistan.
His speech included allegations against the Supreme Court’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) because of their investigation of Nawaz’s offshore assets. Such activity exhibits treacherous intent.
Petitioner Submitted Application to the Police
Jawad Ashraf approached the police first to have an FIR registered against the former prime minister but the police were unwilling to get their hands dirty.
After seeing their disinclination, he decided to take his application to the District Court for their support as he held a strong case. He wanted the court to order the Police to file an FIR against Nawaz Sharif. His expectations were met as LHC has asked the Police to reply Friday.